[PATCH 5/6 v5] kvm: booke: clear host tlb reference flag on guest tlb invalidation
scottwood at freescale.com
Sat Sep 21 04:08:10 EST 2013
On Fri, 2013-09-20 at 13:04 -0500, Bhushan Bharat-R65777 wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Wood Scott-B07421
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> > To: Bhushan Bharat-R65777
> > Cc: Wood Scott-B07421; benh at kernel.crashing.org; agraf at suse.de;
> > paulus at samba.org; kvm at vger.kernel.org; kvm-ppc at vger.kernel.org; linuxppc-
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> > Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/6 v5] kvm: booke: clear host tlb reference flag on guest
> > tlb invalidation
> > On Thu, 2013-09-19 at 23:19 -0500, Bhushan Bharat-R65777 wrote:
> > > We uses these bit flags only for TLB1 and if size of stlbe is 4K then
> > > we set E500_TLB_TLB0 otherwise we set E500_TLB_BITMAP. Although I
> > > think that E500_TLB_BITMAP should be set only if stlbe size is less
> > > than gtlbe size.
> > Why? Even if there's only one bit set in the map, we need it to keep track of
> > which entry was used.
> If there is one entry then will not this be simple/faster to not lookup bitmap and guest->host array?
> A flag indicate it is 1:1 map and this is physical address.
The difference would be negligible, and you'd have added overhead (both
runtime and complexity) of making this a special case.
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